Diversity and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns

An Integrative Approach

by Toshio Sekimura, H. Frederik Nijhout

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Book Description

This book facilitates an integrative understanding of the development, genetics and evolution of butterfly wing patterns. To develop a deep and realistic understanding of the diversity and evolution of butterfly wing patterns, it is essential and necessary to approach the problem from various kinds of key research fields such as "evo-devo," "eco-devo," "developmental genetics," "ecology and adaptation," "food plants," and "theoretical modeling."
The past decade-and-a-half has seen a veritable revolution in our understanding of the development, genetics and evolution of butterfly wing patterns. In addition, studies of how environmental and climatic factors affect the expression of color patterns has led to increasingly deeper understanding of the pervasiveness and underlying mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity. In recognition of the great progress in research on the biology, an international meeting titled "Integrative Approach to Understanding the Diversity of Butterfly Wing Patterns (IABP-2016)" was held at Chubu University, Japan in August 2016. This book consists of selected contributions from the meeting. Authors include main active researchers of new findings of corresponding genes as well as world leaders in both experimental and theoretical approaches to wing color patterns.The book provides excellent case studies for graduate and undergraduate classes in evolution, genetics/genomics, developmental biology, ecology, biochemistry, and also theoretical biology, opening the door to a new era in the integrative approach to the analysis of biological problems.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Diversity and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns ebook for free in PDF format (12.4 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2017
Pages
322
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811049552
ISBN10
9811049556
ISBN13 Digital
9789811049569
ISBN10 Digital
9811049564
PDF Size
12.4 MB
License
CC BY

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